The Healing Power of Crystals
Written by Kayma Englund
Everything and everyone is made of energy. Gross Energy is energy that moves slower than the speed of light – that which we can readily see, touch and feel – like our own physical body. Subtle Energy is energy that moves faster than the speed of light and is undetectable to the normal seeing eye – like our thoughts, feelings, emotions, intuition and spiritual energy. This energy is constantly moving through us and radiating from us and the key to understanding the healing power of crystals.
Due to their pure molecular structure, the energy that radiates from a crystal reflects it’s internal composition – pure, positive energy. As they each have their unique mineral content, color, formation, and history, they each have their own metaphysical healing properties that can help us humans in a variety of ways – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When placed on or around our body, crystals influence our subtle energy system comprised of our aura (energy field), chakras (energy centers) and meridians or nadis (energy channels). They can also help clear unwanted energy like stress from our system, dissolve blocked energy like pain or tension, increase the flow of energy and vitality through the body, and infuse or increase a type of energy. One way to understand how this works is through the Law of Resonance which states that lower vibrations attune to higher vibrations rather than vice versa. There is a common experiment done with two pendulum clocks that demonstrates this law beautifully. Each pendulum is swinging at a different speed, and the pendulum which is swinging at the slower rate always speeds up and attunes itself to the faster pace or higher frequency. Keep in mind that while there is significant scientific research that helps us contextualize the subtle realm, ancient civilizations were working with crystals as amulets of protection, as generators of abundance and to enhance their connection to gods and angels. This originated solely through cosmic communication. We have to also humble ourselves amidst scientific research as crystals are also working on a multi-dimensional level and we may never know the full magnitude of how they are positively influencing our physical reality.
I could also go on and on about the many healing properties of each crystal available to us today as it can truly be fascinating to learn about. However, it can also be overwhelming as there is A LOT of information out there and it can be a distraction from having an authentic experience when choosing a crystal as their energy is truly meant to be experienced first hand. If you are interested or unsure how to start working with them, I highly recommend giving your logical mind a rest. Start tapping into your intuition and inner feelings to choose the best crystal for you. Remember, your intuition and subtle energy communicate through perception, listening, seeing and sensing. Take a moment to hold a few crystals that you are drawn to and just feel. The one for you will provide communication through warmth, stronger sensation or just a sense of knowing it is the one. Once you choose your crystal, sit with it in meditation, keep it in your pocket, or place it somewhere special in your home or at work and let your relationship to its energy build.
If you are interested in learning more, be on the lookout for upcoming classes at Pilgrimage of the Heart and check out the crystals on display at both studio locations. Please note that all crystals at Pilgrimage are intuitively hand-selected. So, no bulk or online ordering to ensure exceptional quality and energy 😉
About the Author:
Kayma is a certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Master and 500-hr Yoga Instructor with a passion for sharing information about crystals and the subtle realm in a fun and digestible way. She truly believes in the power we all hold, and that life only gets brighter the more we honor and experience all parts of our self – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She currently shares classes, trainings and crystals and Pilgrimage of the Heart and owns her own shop and healing center in Carlsbad, CA.